The table below looks at the statistics for VBScript skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VBScript over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
Rank 135 122 112
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -10
Contract jobs citing VBScript 10 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.31% 0.20% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.87% 0.59% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £300 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £200 £285
% change year-on-year
+81.87% -29.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £30.01 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £30.01 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.38% +13.22%
VBScript
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1146 844 1054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.08% 33.92% 42.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 521 591
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 50 102
Average hourly rate £36.45 £32.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.15% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £15.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

VBScript
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VBScript across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VBScript Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

VBScript
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VBScript across the South West region.

VBScript Daily Rate Trend in the South West

VBScript
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VBScript across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

VBScript Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

VBScript
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VBScript across the South West region.

VBScript Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

VBScript
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire - 6 £400 - 2
Bristol - 2 £256 - 1
Gloucestershire -21 1 £325 -
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Devon - - - -
VBScript
England

VBScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing VBScript also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VBScript.

1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) PowerShell
3 7 (43.75%) IIS
3 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
4 6 (37.50%) VB
5 5 (31.25%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
5 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
6 4 (25.00%) Internet
6 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
6 4 (25.00%) SCCM
6 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 4 (25.00%) NetApp
6 4 (25.00%) HTML
6 4 (25.00%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) Photoshop
7 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 3 (18.75%) CSS
7 3 (18.75%) XML
7 3 (18.75%) Acrobat
7 3 (18.75%) HP
7 3 (18.75%) Citrix
7 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
7 3 (18.75%) FTP
7 3 (18.75%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (18.75%) Joomla!
7 3 (18.75%) Content Management

VBScript
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing VBScript also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VBScript. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (43.75%) IIS
2 5 (31.25%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
4 3 (18.75%) Joomla!
5 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) Photoshop
2 3 (18.75%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Internet
2 3 (18.75%) FTP
2 3 (18.75%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) Intranet
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (12.50%) MSI
3 1 (6.25%) InstallShield
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Communications Officer
3 2 (12.50%) Wintel Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Packager
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) CSS
2 3 (18.75%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (12.50%) Application Packaging
3 2 (12.50%) MSMQ
4 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Social Media
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Content Management
1 3 (18.75%) Software Deployment
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 6 (37.50%) VB
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) MCP
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (12.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
3 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (12.50%) XenApp
4 2 (12.50%) ISA Server
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) WSUS
2 2 (12.50%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) NetApp
4 3 (18.75%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) LANDesk
5 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) Unisys
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (6.25%) AppSense
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